Maternus, Firmicus, et al.
Scriptores Astronomici Veteres.
Venice: Aldus Manutius,
17 October 1499.
An encyclopedic collection of ancient astrological and astronomical texts by authors such as Firmicus Maternus, Marcus Manilius, Aratus, Proclus, and others. Aldus’s dedication letter to his patron and former student Alberto Pio praises the Englishmen Thomas Linacre and William Grocyn for their contributions to the world of letters. Bound in 18th-century English calf for the Earls of Macclesfield at Shirburn Castle, with edges colored red to indicate where individual works begin and end.
From the collection of G. Scott Clemons.